2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Certificate: Superintendent Letter of Eligibility

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Program Description

The Superintendent Letter of Eligibility certificate program provides an opportunity for a graduate student to obtain certification in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a superintendent. 

Program Coordinator

Dr. Silvia Braidic

Delivery Mode

Global Online (100% online delivery) 

Classes are conducted online, with field experiences and internships taking place at the student's site.


Approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the Superintendent Letter of Eligibility certification program meets state educational requirements for certification as a superintendent. The program complies with Educational Leadership Constituent Council Standards (ELCC), and may be used to meet certification and professional development requirements in other states. The coursework has also been approved by the Pennsylvania Inspired Leadership Program (PIL).


Course Credits
SLE 701  Administration Theory, Organization and Operation (PIL approved)  3
SLE 704  Technology and Facilities Development (PIL approved) 3
SLE 705  Curriculum/Instruction and Leadership/Supervision (PIL approved) 3
SLE 707  Strategic Planning/Policy Analysis/Board Relations (PIL approved) 3
SLE 708  Internship Part 1 3
SLE 708  Internship Part 2 3
Total 18

Additional Requirements

Completion of an approved certification program is one requirement for certification in Pennsylvania. In the certification process, the University informs the state that a student has completed the University's state-approved program. The state then reviews the student's credentials and determines eligibility for certification. We encourage all students to review the Pennsylvania Department of Education certification requirements before beginning Cal U's program. The endorsement for certification process must be initiated by the student once they have met all state requirements.

Students seeking certification in a state other than Pennsylvania must check their respective state Department of Education requirements and whether completing the superintendent letter of eligibility at Cal U will be accepted. Out-of-state students seeking Pennsylvania certification are required to notify the department of that intent in order to meet the Pennsylvania certification expectations. Additional information related to Pennsylvania certification can be found on the Pennsylvania Department of Education website: www.education.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/pennsylvania_department_of_education/7237.

Special Program Requirements

Although not required for admission, certification by the state of Pennsylvania requires a minimum of six years of professional certified service in the basic schools, three of which shall have been in supervisory/administrative position as defined by PDE. These three years must be completed before certification endorsement will be granted by the University. 

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